Center for Architecture creates Architecture at Home activities for children in lockdown
The Center for Architecture, which is operated by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), has made a series of task to keep children in lockdown entertained.
The activities include how to make a blueprint drawing, making a pop-up building from a paper bag and reading an ABC of building parts (via Center for Architecture).
MINI's A/D/O creative space in Brooklyn closes permanently due to pandemic
Massimo Iosa Ghini designs conceptual face mask
"Design has to give his contribution and designer's responsibility is to share tangible solutions," said Iosa Ghini. "I thought to design a new mask, aesthetically pleasant, easily to use, and above all it can be used repeatedly" (via Massimo Iosa Ghini).
Paul Priestman makes DIY smartphone stand from an egg box for video calls
Transportation designer Paul Priestman has shared his hack for making a smartphone stand from an egg box to avoid "bad angles" and painful "phone arm" when video calling during the pandemic (via Dezeen).
NYT architecture critic leading virtual tours of Manhattan's skyscrapers
Swedish city dumping manure in park to keep visitors away
UIA launches coronavirus information hub
The International Union of Architects (UIA) has launched an online resource to provide guidance for architects aiming to help their local communities and give business advice on the impact of coronavirus (via UIA).
Squire and Partners making scrubs and 3D printed visors for the NHS
UK architecture practice Squire and Partners has joined the numerous studios 3D printing visors to donate to the NHS. The studio and in-house clothing and textile designer Isabel Fletcher is also hand making scrubs that with customised pocket details.
Squire and Partners' One Love NHS project provides essential PPE with an extra dose of love and appreciation for NHS frontline workers through the joy of design and making," said Tim Gledstone, partner at Squire and Partners . "It goes beyond the necessary and the uniform to create warmth and appreciation of human care at a time when we're all physically far apart" (via Squire & Partners).